Pricewatch for MG RV8s

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Updated: 170628

How do you price an exceptional car?
In his updated price review earlier in 2015, Adam Fiander observed "the question of buying a modified, restored or mostly original car is a personal and subjective matter. Certainly rubber bumper MGBGTV8s converted to chrome spec are not worth the equivalent value of a Factory built original chrome bumper car on a like-for like condition basis. Whether the addition of leather seats and walnut dashboards and other non-original “cosmetic” modifications enhance, or even maintain value, is questionable and can only be answered on a case by case basis.

Cars of the very highest values sold at auction, through dealers or as private sales, are nearly always those examples that have originality at their core. These exceptional examples normally have a very low recorded mileage, a fully documented history and a low number of previous owners.

Cars that have been fully restored need to have been done so to a high standard of fit and finish to ensure top value. Often the eye watering cost of a full restoration at today’s labour and parts rates is a personal choice undertaken by very passionate owners, who may struggle to recoup their considerable investment when they come to sell. For buyers appearing at the right time and right place, often a very well sorted car with fresh metal, fresh paint, new engine and refurbished interior can be be exceptionally good value for money. Smallish upgrades such as electronic ignition and similar modifications are not going to affect values much either way."
£25,995 - reimported low mileage RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "during its 20 years in Japan it overed a mere 8,300 kms, reimported in May 2015, sold to an enthusiast based in Preston in , Lancashire where it has since been garaged. Very rarely used since then a further 2,500 kilometres. Modifications include an uprated radiator, stainless exhaust and a shock absorber upgrade to SPAX". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170628
£19,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "in exceptional condition for a 54,000 mile 22year old classic. Superb unmarked paintwork, refurbished burr elm dashboard and door cappings, new mohair roof, new cream tonneau cover and gear stick gaiter to match the cream leather interio. Unmarked alloy wheels. Just serviced with a new MOT". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170624
Guide £16,000 to £20,000 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - auction sale
Auction listing says very little about the condition of the car, its maintenance history, age of the tyres instead reciting information on the model gleaned from books or websites. The only comment is "this car is in very good condition throughout. The engine is very sound and smooth. A recent service was carried out along with a routine maintenance". Auction is on 29th June 2017. 170620
£18,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "40,000 miles, reimported to the UK in December 2005, second owner in the UK, perfect burr elm dash and door cappings, original tool roll, floor mats, full and half tonneau covers, workshop manual, stainless steel boot rack plus history file". Previously registered with the V8 Database. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170612
£16,990 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "only 37,000 miles and one owner. The bodywork is in great shape finished in woodcote green with the contrasting tan leather interior. All original including the heater box in the passenger foot well (commonly removed). Be quick if your interested as this is a true collector's car. Part exchange welcome". Spotted by Keith Belcher. Presumably by "heater box" they mean the aircon unit in the legwell. Unusual for a private seller to offer PX. 170608
£19,450 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "36,000 miles, immaculate paintwork and perfect woodwork, winsdcreen and wheels. New mohair hood, tonneau and windstop. Full maintenance record since 2006 in the UK, fully serviced and later R380 gearbox". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170608
£21,500 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "36,000 miles since import in 2004. Second owner since imported. Heritage certificate and import documents, Koni dampers, lifetime silicone hoses, recent new tyres, full and half tonneaux, fitted radio/cd player and retro-fitted electric power steering". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170607
£23,000 - RV8 in Oxford Blue - private sale
Advert says "only 19,579 miles from new, aircon, full & half tonneau covers, tool roll and a 6 CD player. Poly bushes and bump stops". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170607
£23,000 - rebuilt RV8 in Nightfire Red with EPAS - private sale
Advert says "with 34,700 miles, rebuilt with a new bodyshell in 2004/5. Upgrades: adjustable EPAS, high torque starter motor , Spax adjustable shock absorbers and stainless steel single box exhaust system. Replacements: door cappings and dashboard, alternator, switch assembly and ignition switch. Complete bare metal respray and refurbished windscreen surround at cost of £6,200 in 2016". Non original wheels. Advertised on the V8 website. 170603
£19,500 - UK spec RV8 in White Gold - trade sale
Advert says first registered in April 1994, carefully maintained, very good all round order and is being sold as it is not seeing enough use by the present owner. Total mileage from new stands at 92,000. Has a large file of information and bills etc" Frugal detail on its condition and maintenance record or even the age of the tyres! Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170602
£20,000 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "55,000 miles, RPI Tornado chip, RPI fuel pressure control valve and Magnatec high tension leads, EPAS, aircon, windstop, CD changer, suspension system with uprated front and rear shock absorbers, heavy duty front coil springs and front polypropylene bushes. New battery in March 2017. MOT to March 2018". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170601
£14,000 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "reimported in 2007, total mileage 36,000 and MOT to September 2017. EPAS, windstop, original wheels, good windscreen and dash and door cappings, well maintained, good condition and always garaged.". The advert inaccurately refers to Woodford green and walnut trim. Spotted by Andy Goves. Advert in Safety Fast! June 2016
£23,000 - low mileage 1993 RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "immaculate, just 6,200 miles, 4 new tyres, new hood, £1,000s spent, MOT, Condition 1". Spotted by Andy Goves. 170528
£18,750 - 1994 RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "R380 gearbox, 67,000 miles, loads of history, lovely condition, looks and drives fantastic, newish double duck hood, new Clive Wheatly SS exhaust, Condition 2." Spotted by Andy Goves. 170527
£14,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
On offer at a new classic car trader in the Midlands. It looks like a sensibly priced RV8 with 30,000K miles, a Japan reimport still with A/C fitted. Scabs to window frame and leather is a bit tired". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170520
£20,000 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "reimported and first registered in UK in 2001, 15,922 miles, complete with tonneau cover, hood bag and wind deflector. Low mileage car in excellent condition with good service history". As it has spot lights and no comment about the condition of the aircon assume the aircon has been removed. An earlier owner was Chris Hunt Cooke, believed to have had two further owners. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170514
£24,750 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "reimported and registered in the UK in September 2015. It had a comprehensive pre delivery inspection which was carried out in the UK in January 2016 and it has a July 2016 MoT certificate. Tthe speedometer shows that the car has covered just over 34,000 km (21,000 miles) from new. Really good condition throughout. 170513 Spotted by Keith Belcher.
£21,000 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "with 55,000 miles, good windscreen surround, EZ EPAS, Compomotive wheels (original set too), windstop, half tonneau, good hood, twin exhausts, tool roll, repair manual, MOT to April 2018, well maintained and garaged". Advert in Safety Fast! 170430 Reduced to £19,750 170608
£19,450 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "stunnng example with many upgrades, including RPI rechip, Clive Wheatley exhaust etc. Benefits from low mileage (30,000 miles), refurbished wheels, hood and new tyres. new walnut woodwork and chrome dials and a detailed engine bay. Full history". Registered on the V8 Database. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170425
£16,800 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "present owner since 2008, 44,000 miles, MOT to March 2018, all original spec with aircon, burr elm dash and door trims, cream leather interior, hood, full tonneau. All in perfect condition. Stainless steel exhaust. Service history". Spotted by Keith Belcher. Registered with the V8 Database. 170424
£18,995 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "27,000 miles and 10hp!". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170415
£18,750 - RV8 in Woodcote Green
Advert says "67,000 miles, R380 gearbox, loads of history, lovely condition, drives and looks fantastic.New double duck hood, interior in excellent order , wood and windscreen surround are very good. Just had a stainless exhaust sytem which sounds amazing fitted by Clive Wheatley. Car will have new MOT next week". Not on V8 Database but believed to be a Japan spec car. 170413
£19,000 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "with a rare Krafthaus hard top, 37,500 miles, new tan mohair hood. half and full tonneau covers, windstop, luggage rack for boot, Optimax chip and an ignition amplifier. Power steering, aircon, original windscreen, wheels and timber trims. Reconditioned rear axle, rconditioned radiator. new tyres, brakes, new clutch master and slave cylinders and a new alternator. Clean and tidy car. Underbody Waxoyled". 170412 More
£23,000 - low mileage UK spec RV8 - private sale SOLD
Advert says "only 13,700 miles from new, present owner 7 years with less than 4,000 miles completed. Fourth car off the production line and second car sold to the public. Original windscreen, wheels and Elm burr trim all in a condition. MGR number plate, kept under cover in a dehumidified garage and battery on a conditioner. Very clean and tidy throughout. Much history". Registered with the V8 Database. 170402 More
£22,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale - SOLD
Advert says "concours winner, total 27,000 miles in total, MOT to April 2018, maintained by RV8 specialist for last 13 years, Spax shocks, Optimax chip, ignition amplifier, new radiator cover, 17" Minilite wheels in perfect condition, immaculate hood and Elm burr trims, good tyres, and half and full tonneau covers. Re-rustproofed every year. One of the very best RV8s available. MGR plate included". Registered with the V8 Database. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170330 More
£31,999, now reduced to £29,999 - reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue with aircon - private sale
Advert says "it's an exceptional car with 24,000 miles, new hood, refurbished dashboard & door cappings, Motolita steering wheel and Elm burr gear knob. Dent removal of all panels, new Goodyear tyres and tonneau cover. Present owner from June 2016 has done less that 300 miles. MOT to October 2017." Registered by a previous owner with the V8 Database as reimported in September 2002, but no registration since. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170328 & updated 170528
£21,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale - SOLD for £19,500
Advert says "less than 15,500 miles, reimported 3 years ago, new Clive Wheatley shocks, new Dunlop tyres, new front springs and bump stops. Optimax chip, power amplifier and HT leads fitted by RPI. Retro style DAB radio with Bluetooth, aircon works well, original tool roll, windstop, d and rear screen are in good condition and windscreen surround is rust free". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170317 Sold at £19,500 some 9.3% below the asking price of £21,500.
£18,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "less than 20,000 miles and owned by advertiser for 8 years. Recent new hood and tyres and fully maintained with paperwork to verify. Excellent condition throughout". Spotted by Keith Belcher. Not on the V8 Database. 170315
£19,990 - reimported low mileage RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "with only 10,500 miles, aircon, aluminium gearknob, replacement steering wheel, two owners in the 18 years in the UK and currently in store with the trader. MOT expires 8th June 2017". The advert mentions "cream ruffled leather" and 10bhp but frustratingly little of its condition or service history". 170310 Spotted by Keith Belcher. Updated: 170428
Ebay bidding - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "rimported in 2005 as a 12,000 mile car. We sold it to its last owner in 2005 who has carefully brought it to its current 20,000 miles over the last 12 years. Immaculate. It is now a"UK spec" car with a documented MPH speedo change (with correct mileage) and has the benefit of power steering fitted by Brown & Gammons and lots of service history". 170310 Spotted by Keith Belcher. Registered with the V8 Database.
£19,995 - reimported spec RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "with 24,190 miles, original tonneau cover, unmarked leather, air conditioning, original over mats, original MG stereo with electric aerial all in working order. The Japanese owner has barely used this. Since UK arrival it has had new oil, new fuel filters, new fuel pump, air filter etc. Fully recommissioned with a UK MOT and UK registered". 170310 Sptted by Keith Belcher.
Ebay bidding - UK spec RV8 in BRG - trade sale - bidding reported closed at £16,500
Advert is lengthy but in essence says the car is a well maintained example which underwent a £16,000 "major refurbishment in 2010" but is now offered for sale. The MOT test in September 2009 has advisory notice items for both nearside and offside steering arms "damaged but serviceable". The mileage is shown as 97,050. 170309 Spotted by Keith Belcher. Not recorded on the V8 Database.
£26,000 - UK spec RV8 in BRG - private sale
Advert says "three previous owners with 26,500 miles, comprehensive service history and regularly serviced. Hoyle IRS installed in 2015 by Fisher Services at a cost of £6,000 but the complete original factory rear suspension will be sold with the car. Five recent new tyres and original RV8 toolkit, half tonneau and full tonneau covers. MGR plate £1,000 to be sold with car". Spotted by Keith Belcher. Not on V8 Database. 170302
£16,000 to £19,000 guide - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - auction
Listing details say "late entry, car has been dry stored for 15 years and is in perfect working order. Condition is said to be, "as new". Mileage 6,548". Registered on the V8 Database. Not clear whether the mileage is for the replacement mph gauge or the aggregate mileage including mileage in Japan. Spotted by Andy Goves. 170227 Update: remained unsold at the auction
£bidding - Japan spec RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale in New Zealand
Car is in New Zealand and the advert says "with 117,281 km, new tyres less than 500 kms, just been serviced, engine oil and filter changed, gearbox oil renewed. Two tonneau covers, sun covers, draft stop screen, personalised plate, comprehensive service repair manual all included in sale". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170221
£14,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "just 69.000 km the car has been carefully checked by us. Price is FOB Japan and we can arrange delivery in UK. We are specialized in importing classic cars to UK mainly from Japan (head office) and we are registered company in UK as well so all payment will be done in UK. Rubber bush of the left side canvas top is loose so slight water leak, aircon not working, few cracks on wood panels and minor wear on interior & seats". Trader not disclosed. Surely a "careful check" should include clearing faults. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170209
£17,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "a stunning example with all the history with the car, reimported from Japan and fitted with an mph speedo (shows 28,031 miles) with total mileage covered 50,418. Spares in the boot". Photos on the trader's website show collection of information including MOTs. Leather gearknob worn, boot rack . Confusion over the colour, advert refers to BRG and Woodcote Green. Aircon appears to have been retained. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170202
£31,999 - reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue - private sale
Advert says "this car is in immaculate condition with no rust or cosmetic imperfections. It has covered just 24,000 miles from new". The advertiser says "having purchased the car in June (2016) I have done less that 300 miles" and lists all the mechanical and bodywork undertaken. No photo available yet (library photo here). The price is high. Registered on the V8 Database. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170131
£24,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "four owners, reimported in 1999, alloys unmarked and MOT to October 2017". Advert has lengthy history of the model and plenty of photos and a video clip but little information on the condition and service history of the car or age of the tyres. Spotted by Ian Quarrington. 170112

£15,495 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "just 44,000m, in beautiful condition inside and out, long MOT, tyres, hood, leather and wood all in lovely condition. Air conditioning in good working order". Not registered with the V8 Register. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 170107
Update on 170310: the car is advertised again at an increased price of £16,500 (plus £1,005 or 6.5%)! Further update: listed again in June 2017. 170610
£18,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "reimported in 2007 with 21,498 miles, now 44,000, 3 owners, comprehensive history file, fitted with Spax shock absorbers all round and an Optimax chip, paintwork simply gleams, the leather is almost unmarked, the woodwork is absolutely gorgeous showing no crazing of the lacquer, and the alloy wheels are in remarkably good condition". Listed on eBay by a trader. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160102
Guide £14,000 to £16,000 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - auction listing - SOLD
Listing is awaiting further details. Auction is on 28th January 2017. Not registered on the V8 Database. Spotted by Andy Goves. 161227
Update 170131: the car sold at the ACA auction on Saturday 28th January 2017 for £17,490 including buyer's commission and VAT thereon. Article
£19,950 - reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue - private sale - SOLD
Advert says "very good condition throughout, garaged all year & off road during Winter, complete with original tool roll and other accessories. Good tyres and original wheels". Advertised in Safety Fast! and registered with V8 Register's database. 161206
Update: member reports the car has been sold promptly.
£17,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "under 12,000 miles from new, beautiful condition inside and exterior. No rust or damage as reflects mileage. Inside no scruffs or tears. Mechanically spot on as you would expect. Will be sold with new 12 months MOT. Sale includes cherished registration mark MGR included in the sale. Genuine reason for reluctant sale" Registered with the V8 Register. 161129
£18,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale - SOLD
Advert says "excellent condition, 20,500 miles, service history and documentation including MOT records and original sales brochures and driver's handbooks. Full length tonneau cover and padded soft top cover. Five new Dunlop tyres fitted in July 2015. MOT to June 2017. Also included in the sale are the air conditioning unit and original radio and lots of technical information". Advertised on the V8 website. 161119 More
£21,950 - reimported RV8 in Nightfire Red - private sale - SOLD
Advert says "only 22,000 miles and very good condition. Leather is virtually unmarked as is the paint. Small surface varnish cracking on the Elm burr trim. The car is as it was produced and not modified. Air conditioning works well as does everything else. Full service history and last done by MG specialists Colin Groom with no advisories. MG tool roll and original jack etc. New hood in black and best quality". Advertised on the V8 website. 160823 More
£17,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "reimported from Japan in 2001, long owned by enthusiast, just 21,000 miles, in beautiful condition inside and out. Meticulously serviced and maintained with full service history (including Japanese history & handbooks) and long MOT. Tyres, hood, leather and wood all in lovely condition. Aircon in good working order, ready to drive away". Spotted by Keith Belcher 161101
£15,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green with PAS - private sale
Advert in Safety Fast! says "in excellent condition with 25,800 miles, good tyres, very good original alloy wheels, radio/CD player, tonneau, tool roll complete with tools, chocks & torch, jack & wheel brace, original mats, service history and RV8 Owner's handbook". Registered with the V8 Register. Spotted by Nic Houslip. 161004
£15,900 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "one lady owner in Japan until reimported in 2004 by H S Imports, 27,400 miles, aircon, full service history, EPAS installed by Clive Wheatley, SPAX adjustable shockers upgrade, leather interior is clean and free from damage, elm burr trim has no cracks and in very good condition and the windscreen surround shows no signs of corrosion. I will be very sad to see her go". Registered with the V8 Register. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 161004
£19,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green with EPAS - trade sale
Advert says "it returned from Japan in 2004 and has completed a total of just under 24,000 miles since new. Finished in Woodcote Green with oatmeal leather upholstery, fitted with air-conditioning and the very desirable option of electric power steering. Supplied with a good history file". The seats are Stone Beige leather. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 161004
£22,500 - low mileage reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "reimported in 2015 leather, bodywork, elm dash & door cappings, hood and mats in perfect condition. Upgraded Spax shock absorbers front & rear, new bump stops and new MPH speedo. Replacement
radio (alpine unit with Bluetooth/phone) and a CTEK battery conditioner. PAS and aircon. Pro sport G7 18” split rim minilite wheels plus a set of unmarked original 16” lace rims". Mileage 10,000. Spotted by Keith Belcher. Registered with V8 Register. 160919
£19,995 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale - SOLD
Advert says "reimported in 2006 and meticulously maintained and in outstanding condition throughout. Replaced HT leads, new stainless steel exhaust and new coolant header tank, interior removed, deep cleaned and refitted, the paintwork detailed and waxoyl applied. The rust prone windscreen surround is in excellent order. Tonneau cover, original radio and private registration mark". 37,000 miles. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160919 SOLD 170106
£14,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - deposit taken
Advert says "7,800 miles (speedometer changed at 92,000 Kms) so 57,500 miles. Bodywork in very good condition, interior leather in very good condition, only a couple of very small imperfections with dashboard, aircon removed, roof has a few nicks but is water tight, front suspension has had new springs and polybushed throughout, adjustable Gaz shocks at rear, new catalytic converters and gearbox is being rebuilt due to a worn first gear synchro. This is the cheapest RV8 available so don't delay. Spotted by Keith Belcher.160919
£19,000 - RV8 in Oxford Blue - trade sale now listed for auction - SOLD
Advert says "this car is in very good condition with no rust or cosmetic imperfections. The engine is very sound and smooth, and it has covered just 26,500 miles from new. A recent service was carried out along with a routine maintenance check on the linkages and bushes". It's not clear whether it's a UK or Japan spec car. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160830 & 160919 Coys' website reports the car was sold for £16,725. Keith Belcher. 170202
Sold for £15,699 - low mileage RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale via online auction
Advert says "owned for nearly 16 years now (personal reimport from Japan), not a ‘show car’ it has an incredibly low mileage of less than 14,000 miles (only some 2,000 miles in UK) and this is reflected in her condition. History from new, later R380 gearbox, MOT to July 2017, full & half tonneau and tool kit. When not in use has always been stored under a dust cover in a centrally heated garage. Realistic reserve price. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160818 & 160822
£20.500 - reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue - private sale
Advert says "registered in the UK 1999, I am second owner in the UK since 2002. Mileage is 27.000 on the clock (31km in Japan and 8.000 miles in the UK, original speedo & change paperwork). Original wheels, spare never used, Bridgestone tyres, door cappings have some cracking, new starter motor, new battery, new tonneau cover in beige, stainless steel exhaust and recent MOT". Registered with the V8 Register. Spotted by Keith Belcher 160816
£13,999 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "pretty much standard car with 69,600 miles, MOT July 2017 with power steering and stainless exhaust and new dark green hood. Drives very well, as it should. Air conditioning fitted but not working but other than that all in good working order. Private plate included". Not registered with the V8 Register. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160807 Reduced to £12,995 170112
£27,950 - exceptional 4.8 litre RV8 auto in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "an MG RV8 with a difference - a 4.8 litre V8 automatic. A real pleasurable performer with a grin factor and just 13,500 documented miles from new. It has recently undergone a superb quality upgrade to 4.8 litres with auto transmission and a highly detailed finish and attention to detail. But oh boy does this just cruise and drive so different to a standard RV8!" Spotted by Keith Belcher. More 160730
£23,500 - UK spec RV8 in BRG
Advert says "1995 RV8, 40,000 miles, three owners from new, MOT to June 2017, tonneau cover, original tool kit and new hood". No mention of condition. 160728
£16,750 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green
Advert says "1995 RV8, 49,000 miles, stunning condition, reimported in 2007, new MOT, full service history, full tool kit, stainless steel exhaust and aircon". 160728
£16,000 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green
Advert says "1994 RV8, 23,700 miles, walnut dashboard, spare wheel unused, stunning looks. Reimported in 1998". The dashboard is usually in elm burr. 160728
£17,000 - reimported RV8 in Nightfire Red - private sale - shown as SOLD
Advert says "registered 1995, an ex- Japan spec car showing 32,000 miles. Radio/CD/player with 6 speakers, aircon, full and half tonneau covers and a rust free screen. UK tax and MOT history file. Spax krypton gas mixed dampers. Stainless exhaust system and much more! Car has been serviced and maintained at Bristol MG Centre throughout my ownership. Has 12 months MOT with no advisories". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160728
£22,995 - reimported RV8 in Nightfire Red with EPAS - private sale
Advert says "with 44,212 miles, excellent bodywork and refurbished wheels, refurbished burr elm dash, RPI Optimax chip, Magnecor plug leads, new front discs, good aircon, original radio available and multi CD player – aftermarket radio currently, Clive Wheatley SPAX all round, replacement windscreen frame, new glass, poly bushes all round and new high power battery." Spotted by Keith Belcher, Registered with the V8 Database. Advert. 160723
£22,000 - very low mileage reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale - SOLD
Advert says "an absolutely immaculate RV8 with an outstanding history with only 10,500 miles with three owners in the UK. Both the exterior and interior of this car are like new, a testament to the care lavished on it by its previous owners. Upgraded with Koni adjustable suspension fitted together with PAS. Nearly new tyres
. Vast history file." Spotted by Keith Belcher. Not registered with the V8 Database. 160723
£16,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale - advert removed
Advert says "very low certified mileage, a 1995 RV8 with tonneau, low ownership, superb condition throughout, MOT, large history file and aircon. One of the last RV8s to leave the factory". Appears to be Condition 1. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160718 & 16-0812
£21,495 - reimported RV8 on Oxford Blue - trade sale - SOLD price unknown
Advert says "a 1994 car with only 23,000 miles which has had a new clutch, a gearbox rebuild, four new tyres, full service and the hood and rear screen replaced". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160715 & 160812

£17,950 - low mileage reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "reimported in 2002, kept in garage, carries UK number plates but it has been exported and does not appear on the DVLA website. Serviced, cleaned and polished regularly and can be regarded as virtually new in all aspects; the kilometre reading is 23,670 ( 14,700 miles). New bump stop rubbers all round and have changed the rear wheel cylinders and brake shoes as a precaution. Hood cover, original tool kit, handbook and workshop manual all included." Located in Spain. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160708
£17,750 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale - SOLD price not known
Advert says "original Japanese reimport in 2000, 37,000 total miles from new with 11,000 in the UK, previous Mots and service history kept, original kilometre speedo retained, cream leather interior with burr walnut dashboard and door cappings, aircon, alarm/immobiliser, alloys, full and half tonneau covers, new soft top, good Michelin tyres all round, MOT to June 2017 and excellent condition". Spotted by Keith Belcher. Original trim is in elm burr. 160705 & 160812
£17,000 - low mileage RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "reimported in 1998, in flawless condition, spare wheel unused and alloy wheels are in excellent condition. Factory plastic covering on both door sills. All electrics and air conditioning in perfect working order. Must be the nearest you will get to a new MG RV8. UK service history, old Mots and receipts available". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160703
£24,995 - low mileage RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Advert says "Finished in very smart navy blue with stone leather trim and walnut dashboard and cappings. Maintained to a high standard throughout its life and in a stunning original and unmolested condition. There were only 4 RV8s manufactured in this shade of blue as most were in woodcote green. It probably has the lowest mileage of them all with a mere 13,000 miles since new". It's not clear but the colour is probably Oxford Blue. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160703
£17,000 - RV8 in White Gold - private sale
Advert is brief and says "1994 RV8 with 92,000 miles, service history, MoT to May 2017 and comes with full tonneau cover. £17,000 no offers". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160703
£10,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "Woodcote Green, light beige interior and MOT March 2017. Current owner 9 years, son’s tractor hobby forces sale! With only 26,000 miles, Japanese reimport. Condition 3". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160702
£14,999 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says it's an "original RV8 with 82,000 miles, service history folder, leather handbook pack and all correct documentation. New hood. Two previous owners, present owner for approximately 4 years. Selling because of loss of storage. Near offers considered". Advert ends with "must be one of the lowest priced RV8s around". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160701
£25,500 - UK spec RV8 in BRG - private sale - advert removed
Advert says "outstanding condition, original RHD and only covered 15,304 miles. Documented history with photographs of the original build in the Factory. Two owners, present owner for over 21 years". Spotted by Keith Belcher. Registered with the V8 Register. 160702 & 160812
£28,950 - RV8 professionally converted to a GT - private sale - advert removed
Registered with the DVLA on a V5 as an MGRV8 Coupe, it's in Alfa Titanio Opaco Grey Metallic with Compomotive split rim alloys. Engine fitted with Kent fast road cams, AT throttle bodies, Grace performance injectors, Emerald ECU, custom made stainless sports exhaust and now develops approx 254bhp. Over £40,000 spent on the car which is in excellent condition. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160702 & 160812
£15,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale - SOLD
One of the last built, with under 27,000 miles on the clock. The tyres have done 6,000 miles since replacement two years ago. Aircon removed. Full tonneau cover and a wind stop, together with the MG tool roll and a workshop manual. The elm burr dash is in excellent un-cracked condition. Both of the catalytic converters have just been replaced. Spotted by Keith Belcher. Registered with the V8 Register. 160628
£17,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "with only 50,000 miles it's mechanically faultless with good tyres all round, a recent MOT, pretty flawless paintwork
throughout with a few very minor imperfections, leather is in good condition and the elm burr veneer has light cracking in some of the varnish but still looks very presentable. In the boot there is a full tool kit, full tonneau cover with framework, jack and large file of paperwork. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160623
£18,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says it's a "1996 RV8 with a very low mileage (14,400), in superb condition with very clean stone leather interior, aircon, CD player, windstop, overmats and a half tonneau and Michelin tyres replaced due to age, Mileage is total mileage from Japan and UK,(6,832 miles Japan 7,561 in UK) with service history from Japan and UK, Lovely condition inside and out". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160619
£22,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green with PAS - trade sale - SOLD price not known
Advert says "the underside looks like it's never been on the road and with only 16,900 miles it really is exceptional. Finished in Woodcote Green with Stone Beige leather, black soft top and very rare power steering. Reimported in 2008
. Two previous owners hardly used this RV8 and kept it garaged and stored correctly so it's condition is stunning with no signs of corrosion. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160619 & 160812
£22,000 - £28,000 (estimate) - RV8 in Oxford Blue - auction details
Advert says it's "in very good condition with no rust. Has covered just 26,500 miles from new. Recent service with a routine maintenance check on the linkages and bushes. This is without a doubt a future classic and highly desirable for any respected collector in arguably the rarest and by far the best colour combination". Clearly they do not seem to know the rarest UK spec colours but are aiming for "investors". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160618
£26,495 - RV8 in "Mica Pearl White" - trade sale
Advert says "superb example of an RV8, not concours but excellent. Stunning in Mica Pearl White, tan mohair hood and a special registration number. Unique opportunity to own a superb piece of MG history". There are no details of any restoration or whether the car is a UK or Japan spec car. Any reports from members viewing the car will be welcome. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160617
£13,495 - UK spec RV8 in BRG - private sale - advert removed
Advert says "current mileage is 100,000 with all service books and manuals for the car, original wheels, including spare, tonneau cover and overmats. In 2010 the car had a light body restoration. All receipts for the work carried out are present and the paintwork is still in immaculate condition. Owned by a a private collector". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160616 & 160812
£21,950 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says it has "11,365 miles (believed to be genuine and we have all the past Mots back to 2001) and has air conditioning, first registered in the UK in 2001. The car is in in good condition inside and out and is totally genuine. The car has a full tonneau cover".Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160615
£13,900 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Trader's website says "while in very good condition it would benefit from a few small jobs being carried out" so it is offered"in its present condition for a discounted price" suggesting that then it "would be worth around £17,000". The mileage will need to be checked but it is typical for a reimported RV8. Spotted by Keith Belcher. Not registered with the V8 Register. 160606
£10,800 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "Good condition for price, 83,000 miles and fitted with Spax shock absorbers. New Pirelli P7 tyres, alternator and belt, brass coolant reservoir and battery. Windsreen surround starting to bubble, minor cracking on veneer on glove box and minor cracking to leather on seats, gearknob worn, steering wheel a bit shiny, aircon non functional - pump removed". Not registered with V8 Register. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160531
£18,500 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "just recommissioned after museum display, fitted with knock on wire wheels and new tyres, original hood in good condition, original MG floor mats, new heater valve, header tank, new clutch master cylinder fitted, all fluids adjustable shock absorbers removed, checked and reset, bump stop rubbers replaced, very tidy sorted car but not concours, mileage 20,000". Not registered with the V8 Register. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160528
£22,995 - Exceptional RV8 reimport with a low mileage - online trade auction - SOLD
The advert says this exceptional reimported Japan spec RV8 in Woodcote Green was reimported in 2003 and has a very low mileage (only 5,100 including only 1,667 miles in the UK), two owners and has undergone a full service and recommisioning together with fitting a new hood and new tyres. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160526
£21,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Advert says "immaculate low mileage RV8 with one UK owner. Total mileage 19,200, original kph speedo retained and included in sale. This vehicle is near perfect in almost every respect, having being maintained fastidiously by current owner since 2004. Original MG radio retained and included in sale". Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160518
£14,500 (guide) - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - Barons auction
Auction details say it "as an exceptional example, hardly driven on the road and it has been kept garaged and covered with a tailor made cover which is included with the car. Complete with both a full and half tonneau covers. The Connolly hide upholstery and Elm burr veneer are in excellent condition. Original MG tool kit is complete. Two sets of keys and an original handbook". 39,250 miles. Spotted by Keith Belcher. Registered with the V8 Register. 160518
£24,995 - very low mileage reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue - trade sale
Trader incorrectly refers to "beautiful walnut dashboard and cappings". Advert says "this vehicle maintained to a high standard throughout its life and in a stunning original and unmolested condition. There were only a few RV8s manufactured in this shade of blue as most of them were in Woodcote Green. This one probably has the lowest mileage as it has covered a mere 13,000 miles since new". Registered with the V8 Register many years ago. 160511
£12,150 - bidding on eBay - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Woodcote Green reimport with warranted 44,000km and all taxes and duties paid. Advertiser says it's been standing for some time in their showroom and "needs recommissioning and an MOT, then a UK registration". Photos show a torn rear screen, corrosion on the windscreen surround and a worn leather gearknob. Bidding ends 11th May. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160505
£17,000 - UK spec RV8 in Caribbean Blue - private sale
Completely original with no modifications and always been kept under cover. Originally purchased in Salisbury by Sir Michael Cobham (late of Flight Refuelling Ltd.) in 1993 and purchased by present owner in 2004. Spotted by Keith Belcher. 160430
£25,995 - UK spec RV8 in BRG - trade sale
In remarkable condition with EPAS, full tonneau cover, handbook and Mots Mileage only 19,900. Spotted by Stuart Mumby at a dealer in Yorkshire commenting the dealer usually prices his stock fully, though all cars for sale are always beautifully presented. Even so, £5 shy of £26,000 is quite something. 160428
£25,750 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Woodcote Green (1996) reimport with only 14,000 miles, aircon and power steering offered by a trader in Kent. Spotted by Robert Crowson. 160425
£17,270 - RV8 in Woodcote Green
Assumed to be a reimport with only 10,400 miles, extensive history file, tonneau, hoodcover, power steering, Konis, aircon, repair manual, waxoyled, excellent. Any inspection invited. 160410
£19,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green
Described as immaculate A1 condition with 13,000 miles, walnut dash and trim and beige leather upholstery. Over £5,000 spent bringing it to A1 condition. Built May 1994 and first registered in the UK in May 2004. Two 2 owners including seller in the UK. One of only 1,983. Advertiser claims "only 492 currently left in the World" which is a puzzling statement - see our colours & production chart. Advert spotted by Keith Belcher. 160410
£12,000 - probably a UK spec car in BRG
Claimed to be in BRG, the advert does not clarify whether it is a UK or Japan spec car, but it appears to be a UK spec car. Full MOT from March 2016, 1 lady owner since 1995, 80,000 miles recorded, private number plate, battery immobiliser, full service history, tonneau cover and power assisted steering. The car is not registered with the V8 Register. Advert spotted by Keith Belcher. 160406
£20,000 offers invited - reimport in Woodcote Green - SOLD
Reimported in 2010, two owners since with approximately 22,000 km recorded before mph calibrated speedometer fitted which now reads less than 1,000 miles. New 4.6 litre engine built by RPI with new clutch fitted and PAS . Hood cover, rear wind deflector, air conditioning and original tool kit. Taxed and tested until 2017. Bought by V8 Register member. 160326 & 160812
£19,995 - Condition 1 reimport in Nightfire Red - private sale - SOLD
Nightfire Red (95) is a Condition "1" car in a much sought after colour. Originally exported to Japan in 1996 and reimported in 2000 with 22,000 recorded kilometres (14,000 miles). Since then she has covered 46,000 miles, 40,000 in my ownership since 2002. This car has both full and half tonneau covers, excellent A/C and has been maintained regardless of cost. Advertised on the V8 website. Advert on the V8 website. 160326 More
£24,495 - newly reimported pristine RV8 - trade sale - sold in 7 days
Woodcote Green (94) with approximately 5,500 miles described as an "out of the box" quality and like new. Full service history and ready to be registered directly in the purchaser's name. Advertised on the V8 website. 160322 More
£18,500 - reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue with power steering - private sale - SOLD
Oxford Blue (95) is a reimported Japan spec car. Bodywork, paint, hood, tonneau, wheels, tyres and aircon are all in very good condition. New boot stays and power steering. Unused spare wheel and tyre, jack, wheel brace and chocks. Some service history, MOT to April 2016. Also included is a quantity of spares and a full RV8 workshop manual. Advert on the V8 website. 160305
£16,495 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale
Woodcote Green (96 P) with approximately 19,000 miles, bodywork and paint are in excellent condition, interior like new including the Elm burr veneer trim on the dashboard. New front bump stops and boot stays. Unused spare wheel. Original jack, chocks and wheel brace included. Original alloy wheels. This is newly imported and can be registered directly in the purchaser's name. Advertised on the V8 website. 160307 More
£18,500 - reimported RV8 in Oxford Blue - private sale
Oxford Blue (95) is a reimported Japan spec car with bodywork, paint, hood, tonneau, wheels, tyres and aircon are all in very good condition. New boot stays and power steering fitted by MGOC Workshop. Unused spare wheel and tyre, jack, wheel brace and chocks. Some service history, MOT to April 2016. Also included is a quantity of spares: hoses, brake cylinders, original steering wheel and a workshop manual. Advertised on the V8 website. 160305 More
£35,000 (offers over) - 2nd production UK spec RV8 in Le Mans Green - under offer
First customer car off the production line. Two owners and 14,300 miles from new, with photographs and all documentation to support this. Totally original and fitted with a new set of tyres, the condition as close to flawless as a 22 year old car can be. An exceptional car. Advertised on the V8 website. Private sale. See auction report in 2015. 160229 More
£13,995 - reimported RV8 in Woodcote Green - trade sale - sold within first week
Woodcote Green (94 M) reimported Japan spec car with 37,000 miles is in excellent condition with no scratches or dents. New boot stays. New bump stops. Unused spare wheel. Toolkit & jack included. Tonneau cover supplied. This is a newly imported and can be registered directly into the purchaser's name. Advertised on the V8 website. 160125 More
£11,800 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - Bonhams auction 10th December 2015
Woodcote Green (1995) reimported in 2002 with three owners since in the UK. Has tonneau cover, stainless steel boot rack and an 'MPH' speedometer and full service history. Covered 66,700 miles to date, with 36,566 miles (48,729 kilometres) in Japan. Always garaged. Well maintained in top condition. Complete with all book packs, BMIHT Certificate, V5C document, MoT to May 2016 and MG Rover Group British National Type Approval Certificate. 151210 More
£17,270 - RV8 in Oxford Blue - Classic Car Auctions 5th December 2015
Oxford Blue built (1993) was as a dealer demonstration car and in 1994 used for a power steering installation. Current owner for the last 19 years and came with a partial history file. The price includes buyer's premium and VAT. With its pre-production, "Factory" PAS status and Oxford Blue body colour it is a rare car. 151205 More
£11,200 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - Brightwells auction 4th March 2015
RV8 in Woodcote Green (1997) car sold for a hammer price of £10,000. Add to this the Buyer's Premium listed as 10% which is £1,000 plus VAT @ 20% giving a total sold price of £11,200. 150304 More
£10,080 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - Brightwells - Brightwells auction 24th September 2014
RV8 in Woodcote Green (1994) sold for a hammer price of £9,000. Add to this the Buyer's Premium listed as 10% which is plus VAT @ 20% giving a total sold price of £10,080. 140924 More
£13,664 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - Brightwells auction 16th July 2014
RV8 in Woodcote Green (1995) car including its carcoon, sold for a hammer price of £12,200. Add to this the Buyer's Premium listed as 10% which is £1,220 plus VAT @ 20% giving a total sold price of £13,664. 140716 More
£15,540 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Reimported in 2004 with 20,000 kilometres on the clock (about 12,000 miles) with 21,000 miles on a new speedometer, making 33,000 miles in total. New hood and Pirelli tyres fitted, and the wooden dash refurbished. Aircon is in good order. Has EPAS. This is one of the best RV8s you will find. Advertised on the V8 website and sold within 10 weeks. 150730 More
£16,750 - RV8 in Woodcote Green - private sale
Japanese reimport in 2007 with total mileage 7,130 miles. New Elm dashboard, door cappings, steering wheel, MPH speedo and 4 new tyres. Four new krypton filled dampers with uprated polyurethane bushes. New black and steel rocker covers fitted, half tonneau cover and windstop. All Mots available, SORN from Nov-Apr in garage. Advertised on the V8 website and sold within 2 weeks. 150730 More
£16,995 - RV8 in British Racing Green - private sale
UK spec car in condition 1-2 with 62,000 miles. New parts include radiator, radiator cover, hoses, water pump, alternator, battery, clutch cylinder, brake cylinders and brake flex hoses. Leather trim in good condition and elm burr is unmarked. Screen surround replaced and in good condition. Wheels refurbished with four new Bridgestones. Tonneau covers, hand books and tool roll. Advertised on the V8 website and sold within 7 weeks. 150730 More